Thursday, February 27, 2014

Couples Therapy vs Marital Mediation

How Family Mediation and Couples Therapy Can Work Together. Mediation is NOT just for divorcing couples. It can be used as a tool for problem solving during a marriage. Therapy handles the underlying issues while mediation can resolve the surface level problems. Read the article below to learn a new approach for family mediation. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Who is the primary breadwinner?

Family dynamics are drastically changing. The familiar scene in Leave it to Beaver is disappearing.  A shift in the role of family breadwinner is happening across America as women are earning more than their husbands. A 2013 report from the Pew Research Center showed that women are the primary breadwinner in 40% of U.S. households with children, including single moms. The article below further examines this interesting change in our society. 
This information is relevant for family mediation with regards to alimony/spousal support. It's no longer the husband who is solely responsible for making alimony payments; women may be responsible as well.

Friday, February 14, 2014


FRIDAY-ISM 022: Don't let the day go by without telling the people who love and support you, how special they are in your life.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Divorce and Religion Rolled into One

Although a divorce is usually a straightforward decision between two spouses, other extraneous factors can hinder the process. For example, the religion of the couple can clearly complicate a simple divorce. Because of South Florida's large Jewish population, I thought the following article would be an interesting read. The use of a "get" is more likely to be seen with Orthodox Jewish couples than those who are less religious. A legal divorce through the State of Florida is just not enough for these couples.

Friday, February 7, 2014


In Honor of the Sochi Olympics:

"I don't set out to beat the world; I just set out to do my absolute best." - Al Oerter (Olympic Gold Medalist)

This quote is true not only in sports, but in life. Our daily focus should always be to do and act our best, especially in the way we treat our family and friends.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Domestic Violence Can Happen Anywhere

Domestic Violence is a serious problem in our society. The incidence of violence is high among families going through separation and divorce.  When a family is experiencing division, many people are blinded with extreme emotions and their rational thinking is clouded with hurt, anger and sadness. If you or someone you know is living in a situation where domestic violence is possible, please encourage that person to leave the house and seek a safe haven. 

The below article describes a recent and tragic event which occurred in an upscale and family-friendly community. Domestic violence can happen in the most unexpected places.,0,709425.story